The Week in Florida Agriculture
June 28 - July 4, 2010
Peanut crop condition is rated 2 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 71 percent good, and 14 percent excellent. Pegging of peanuts is 36 percent complete, compared to 49 percent this time last year, and the five-year average of 43 percent. Peanut, corn, and tobacco crops are progressing. Rain improved the condition of most crops. Heat-stressed corn fields in the north did not fully recover. Weather Summary: Beneficial rains. Seafood: Grouper, red snapper, blue crab, clams and shrimp are in steady supply. Vegetables: The harvest season for most vegetables has ended. Light supplies of avocados, okra, tomatoes, and watermelon are moving through the market. Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, pasture condition generally improved over the previous week following rain and cooler temperatures. Pasture condition ranges from fair to excellent with most good. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from poor to excellent, with most good. Citrus: Few fresh fruit packinghouses remain open. The Valencia orange harvest is complete, and all processing plants have closed for the season.